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Lucy on target for West End success

FROM school plays to stage shows, the streets of Knowle to the cities of Europe...

FROM school plays to stage shows, the streets of Knowle to the cities of Europe...

Lucy Martin has landed a plum role in the award-winning West End musical, Mamma Mia!

The Solihull News spoke to the borough actress, pictured, about performing in one of the most popular shows going.

“The audience always have such a good time, they’re dancing in the aisles,” says the 19-year-old.

“At every performance there’s a great vibe and it’s really good fun to be part of.”

It’s actually Lucy’s second stint in a musical as she previously performed in Dirty Dancing.

And no sooner had she left that show, she won a part in Mamma Mia! and is about to start an international tour.

The show will be visiting Geneva, Zurich, Dublin and Prague, maybe even as far as Dubai.

“I’m a swing, the person who steps into a role if someone else is ill or unable to do that night,” explains Lucy.

“What that means is that I have to learn every part of the show, but it’s good because there’s no chance of getting bored.

“Shows start at seven o’clock and I suppose I find out who I’m playing that night at five, maybe half four.”

The teenager got a start while still at Arden School, joining groups like Stagecoach and the West Midlands Youth Ballet.

She says she enjoys musicals, but was also keen to try her hand at a straight acting role.

“A play maybe? Or a film. I know these are obviously tough to break into, there’s a lot of competition.

“I suppose I’m ambitious, but at the end of the day, I wouldn’t be doing this job if I wasn’t!”

 

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